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Women Play A Key Role In Food & Nutrition Security In Nigeria

By Victor Ekeleme and Kalejaiye Olatundun In Nigeria, women play key roles in food and nutrition security through their contributions to agricultural production, their influence on how to allocate household income, and their efforts to ensure proper nutrition for all household members. However, malnutrition remains widespread among rural women and children in Nigeria, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic and amid the current global food crisis. To help meet this challenge and empower farming women to improve nutrition, the CGIAR’s HarvestPlus program is deepening its longstanding partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Agricultural Development Program (ADP)—specifically, through the ADP’s Women in Agriculture

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Researchers Embrace Artificial Intelligence To Tackle Banana Disease In Burundi

By Aimable Twahirwa A group of scientists involved in finding solutions to minimize the impact of a devastating banana virus in Burundi have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool for monitoring the disease. United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) research shows that the Banana Bunchy Top Disease (BBTD), caused by the Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV), is endemic in many banana-producing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The virus was first reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the 1950s and has become invasive and spread into 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The disease has been reported in Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon,

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Bybit Launchpad 2.0 to Host DEFY IEO

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands, 5 August 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, the third most visited cryptocurrency exchange in the world, will list DEFY, the native platform token and the utility token of DEFY, on Bybit Launchpad 2.0.

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